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Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio Alto Adige 2015 375ml Product #32681 (In Stock)
Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio Alto Adige 2015 375ml Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio Alto Adige 2015 375ml

A whole lot of Pinot Grigio for the  money here from one of Alto Adige's most respected estates - especially in the great 2015 vintage. Lightly aromatic and fully flavored with pure apple and peach fruit in the middle and a touch of powdered spice on the finish.  The texture is unusually creamy and sophisticated and bright peach and lime notes come out with air and linger nicely.

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Dolin Vermouth De Chambery Dry 375ml Product #27794 (In Stock)
Dolin Vermouth De Chambery Dry 375ml Dolin Vermouth De Chambery Dry 375ml

Dolin Vermouth's are pretty much the same today as they were when first introduced in 1821.  Made from white wines and fresh and dried herbs and botanicals from Chambery, they are all complex, fresh, and just as delicious on their own as they are in a complex cocktail.

The dry style vermouth shows a pure, almost sweet-smelling, nose of white wine, herbs and wormwood.  In the mouth it's pure, herbal, and very clean with just enough body and ripe fruit to impart roundness.  Finishes clean, complex, and fresh with no bitterness.  This would be a fine match with fresh pesto!

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Ch Larose Trintaudon Haut Medoc 2014 375ml Product #32764 (In Stock)
Ch Larose Trintaudon Haut Medoc 2014 375ml Ch Larose Trintaudon Haut Medoc 2014 375ml

A great wine in any form, but especially appealing in just-right-sized half-bottle!

"The 2014 Larose-Trintaudon has a stylish bouquet, well defined and quite minerally with blackberry and wild strawberry scents to the fore. The palate is well balanced, clean and pure with real vibrancy and joie-de-vivre. It builds nicely in the mouth and gains more and more precision towards the sophisticated finish. Bravo -- this is a superb Haut-Médoc that will drink beautifully for the next 10 years, possibly more."Wine Advocate 91 points

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Roederer Estate Brut Anderson Valley NV 375ml Product #30017 (In Stock)
Roederer Estate Brut Anderson Valley NV 375ml Roederer Estate Brut Anderson Valley NV 375ml

Half Bottle.  A classic and classy blend of 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir from 4 different vineyards plus some oak-aged Estate wine, all aged for 2 years on the lees.  Very Champagne like with a pretty red fruit note and a generous, toasty, finish.

"Floral raspberry and apple pie aromas lead to crisp, focused lemon, anise and spicy raspberry flavors that finish on a fresh mineral note." Wine Spectator 90 points

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La Cigarrera Sherry Manzanilla Nv 375ml Product #31990 (In Stock)
La Cigarrera Sherry Manzanilla Nv 375ml La Cigarrera Sherry Manzanilla Nv 375ml

A classic Manzanilla sherry - like a fresh and salty Fino but with more salty minerality.  Green olive and fresh almond scents carry through on the palate and are joined by exotic notes of honeysuckle, fresh herb, and loads of salty seashell.  Finishes bone dry and crisp and very long.

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Talley Vineyards Chardonnay Estate 2015 375ml Product #32827 (In Stock)
Talley Vineyards Chardonnay Estate 2015 375ml Talley Vineyards Chardonnay Estate 2015 375ml

A ripe but restrained style of Chardonnay from one of California's coolest growing areas. A fun dinner or pre-dinner treat!

"Aged in French oak barrels, 25% of them new, for 16 months. Limpid yellow. Potent, mineral-accented tropical and orchard fruit aromas show very good clarity and a sexy floral overtone. Taut, minerally and delineated on the palate, which displays juicy pear, tangerine and pineapple flavors that become deeper with air. Concentrated yet lively as well, closing taut and very long, leaving dusty mineral and citrus pith notes behind."  Vinous (Galloni) 93 points

"Opening with exuberant white peach, lemon curd and grapefruit notes with suggestions of marzipan and crushed stones, the medium-bodied 2015 Chardonnay Estate delivers refreshing citrus and minerally flavors with a racy acid line and good length."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Elk Cove Pinot Noir Willamette 2014 375ml Product #31676 (In Stock)
Elk Cove Pinot Noir  Willamette 2014 375ml Elk Cove Pinot Noir  Willamette 2014 375ml

Another classic release for this pioneer of Oregon's Chehalem mountains. A bit richer and broader than in some releases - 2013 was warm before the late rains - with a pretty note of smoky oak.

"Fresh and expressive, light-footed and generous, with cherry, plum and apricot flavors, coming together smoothly on the open-textured finish."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Charles Clement Champagne Brut Tradition NV 375ml Product #32611 (In Stock)
Charles Clement Champagne Brut Tradition NV 375ml Charles Clement Champagne Brut Tradition NV 375ml

This small cooperative winery in the heart of Champagne has struck gold with this cuvee- and "yellow label gold" at that.  Because the Charles Clement Brut Tradition is the kind of wine that will thrill anyone who loves Champagne's most famous "yellow label" (which is actually orange) bottle.  It's a blend of 50% Pinot Noir for richness, 30% Chardonnay for toasty vibrancy, and 20% Pinot Meunier for depth and body. 

With 30% reserve wines (base wines from previous vintages) and plenty of time on the lees, it's loaded with crowd-pleasing class.  Small, persistent, bubbles lift aromas of brioche, toasted nuts, apple and stone fruit from the glass.  Then, round and generous on the palate with nice creaminess and plenty of apple, pear, hazelnut and toast flavors that flow on nicely through the fine finish.  A very, very, fine Champagne value.

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Petit Guiraud Sauternes 2012 (375ml) Product #30375 (In Stock)
Petit Guiraud Sauternes 2012 (375ml) Petit Guiraud Sauternes 2012 (375ml)

The second wine from Ch Guiraud, this plays on the contrast between botrytis-tinged sweetness and clean Sauvignon Blanc fruit and acids. Rock solid Sauternes aromas and flavors of apricot, toasted almond, white peach, and honey, a creamy texture, and refreshing ginger and lemon notes on the finish.  For lighter desserts or even with savory caper/lemon sauce!

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Xavier Muscat de Beaumes de Venise 2015 500ml Product #32100 (In Stock)
Xavier Muscat de Beaumes de Venise 2015 500ml Xavier Muscat de Beaumes de Venise 2015 500ml

This famous Rhone consultant makes small amounts of great wine from grapes taken from his clients in payment.  This is delicious right now solo or with fruit.

"Tasting just like the 2014, only richer and sweeter (although Xavier told me the goal here is less obvious sweetness), the 2015 Muscat de Beaumes de Venise offers a stunning nose of white peach, honeysuckle, sugar water and apricot. Full-bodied, rich, unctuous and decadent, with a big mid-palate and nicely balanced sweetness, drink it over the coming couple of years."Wine Advocate 93 points

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Jean Vesselle Brut Reserve Bouzy N/V 375ml Product #30399 (In Stock)
Jean Vesselle Brut Reserve Bouzy N/V 375ml Jean Vesselle Brut Reserve Bouzy N/V 375ml

After 300 years of growing and making Champagne in Bouzy, the Vesselle family has mastered the art of making rich, toasty, wines with creamy textures and pure, fresh, finishes. This 100% Grand Cru Pinot Noir (80%) and Chardonnay (20%) aged 30 months on the lees following secondary fermentation.

A smoky, toasty, nose shows hints of strawberry, pear and spice.  Then fresh and very pure in the mouth with red berry fruit, pear, spice and plenty of toast, biscuit and brioche. Perfect balance on the palate through the long, creamy, finish that lingers on and on. This is delicious to just drink but will work beautifully at table, too.

"Powerful, vinous and beautifully resonant, Vesselle's NV Brut Réserve hits all the right notes. The richness and radiance that make Bouzy Champagnes so compelling comes through in spades. Rich red stone fruit, spice, leather and lightly honeyed notes all form a super-attractive fabric of aromas and flavors in this deep, intensely satisfying NV Champagne. What a gorgeous wine this is."  Vinous (Galloni) 92 points

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Poggio Alloro Vin Santo Del Chianti 375ml 2010 Product #30376 (In Stock)
Poggio Alloro Vin Santo Del Chianti 375ml 2010 Poggio Alloro Vin Santo Del Chianti 375ml 2010

Half-Bottle (375ml) A traditional dessert wine style from just outside the walled city of San Gimignano, Tuscany.  Trebbiano, Malvasia, and San Colombano grapes are dried and then aged five years in small barrels (traditionally chestnut) to give it a distinctive nutty, resinous aroma and flavor. Great with the traditional accompaniment of biscotti.

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Guigal Chateauneuf-du-pape 2009 375ml Product #30009 (In Stock)
Guigal Chateauneuf-du-pape 2009 375ml Guigal Chateauneuf-du-pape 2009 375ml

Stellar wine that's already delicious.

"Potent cherry, redcurrant and floral scents are given a musky, earthy touch by a hint of rhubarb. Sappy, sweet and broad on entry, then tighter in the mid-palate, offering bitter cherry and raspberry preserve flavors and a touch of licorice. The clinging finish is shaped by silky, even tannins and given bite by a hint of cracked pepper."  Vinous 92 points

"The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape appears to be a beautiful wine, although perhaps not at the level of the 2007 or 2010 (which will not be released for another two years). The elegant, medium to full-bodied 2009 displays lots of cedary, berry fruit intermixed with notes of garrigue, Christmas fruitcake, kirsch and spice. It is best consumed in its first decade of life."Wine Advocate 90-92 points

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Maydie Tannat Dessert Wine 2013 (500ml) Product #32785 (In Stock)
Maydie Tannat Dessert Wine 2013 (500ml) Maydie Tannat Dessert Wine 2013 (500ml)

This sweet wine from Southwestern France is made with hand-picked Tannat grapes allowed to semi-dry on the vine. The wine is rich and dense, with ample black currant and black cherry fruit framed by notes of chocolate and spice cake.  Complex and medium sweet, this would be a great match with anything made with dark chocolate.

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Musella Recioto 2011 (375ml) Product #32081 (In Stock)
Musella Recioto 2011  (375ml) Musella Recioto 2011  (375ml)

Recioto is Amarone left sweet - in this case, gloriously, richly, deeply, sweet but remarkably fragrant and fresh, too.  Musella only makes Recioto in great vintages, using the very best grapes of the harvest dried on straw mats for 150 days.  The aromas and flavors here call to mind dried cranberry, raspberry and raisin with a bunch of wild herb (thyme? Rosemary?) and then sweet black cherry and raspberry on the finish. A burst of red berry acid cleans up the finish and pulls you back for more.  A blend of  Corvina 50% Corvinone 10%, Rondinella 10%, Croatina 15%, Oseleta 15%  fermented in open top oak fermenters and then aged 2 years in neutral barrel.

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Disznoko Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos 2007 (500ml) Product #28360 (In Stock)
Disznoko Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos 2007 (500ml) Disznoko Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos 2007 (500ml)

A classic Tokaji; medium-sweet.

The 2007 Tokaji Aszu 5-Puttonyos is a blend of 75% Furmint, 15% Zeta and 10% Harslevelu (the first and last forming the base wine.) The berries were added to both the fermenting must but mostly finished wine, depending on the level of botrytis, then aged in barrel for 30 months. It has a very pure and clean nose, perhaps one of the most Sauternes-like I have come across, with yellow plum and quince aromas. The palate is clean and fresh on the entry with effervescent Satsuma, apricot and quince notes pricked with just the right amount of acidity (7.2 grams per liter, in case you were wondering.) This very feminine, balletic Tokaji – a little ingenue – is a perfect introduction to the delights of aszu wine. Drink now-2035+. Wine Advocate 91 points

"Spicy aromas lead to candied citrus and clove flavors in this elegant dessert white. Moderately sweet, with bright acidity and fine length. Drink now through 2022."Wine Spectator 91 points

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Billecart Salmon Brut Rose N/V 375 Ml Product #32814 (In Stock)
Billecart Salmon Brut Rose N/V 375 Ml Billecart Salmon Brut Rose N/V 375 Ml

A classy, elegant rose from one of Champagne's most important producers.

"Light orange. Vibrant strawberry and orange zest aromas are complicated by notes of tea rose, smoky lees and chalky minerals. Bright, incisive red fruit flavors pick up a toasty nuance with air. Fresh, incisive and refreshingly tangy, with impressive finishing clarity and stony persistence."International Wine Cellar 92 points

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Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 2009 375 Ml Product #24683 (In Stock)
Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 2009 375 Ml Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 2009 375 Ml

Usually my personal favorite of the line-up (although 2007 Fonseca is pretty impressive!), the 2009 Taylor Fladgate delivers the Bordeaux-like elegance and class it's known for. On the nose black fruit with notes of raspberry and plum and hints of graphite and cedar. The flavors stay black with currant and cherry appearing plus dark licorice root, apple skin, and more graphite. The deep flavors stay over top of the firm, grippy, mouth-coating tannins that keep everything focused and almost elegant (if such a big wine can be elegant). Love it.

"Going back and forth, the Taylor's 2009 has a lighter nose than the 2007 with precise dark cherry, Seville orange, fresh fig and a hint of scorched soil. The palate is full-bodied packed with ripe black cherries, fresh fig and white pepper; very harmonious and focused although I feel that the 2007 has a little more depth and persistency. Very pretty and very pure, this Taylor's may well put on weight with a couple of years in bottle and merit a higher mark."Wine Advocate 95 points

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Roy Estate Proprietary Red 2013 Half-Bottles Product #31558 (In Stock)
Roy Estate Proprietary Red 2013 Half-Bottles Roy Estate Proprietary Red 2013 Half-Bottles

Winemaker Philippe Melka is a wizard with texture, and this always marries fine levels of Napa power with super silky, plush, tannins for structure and aging potential.  The 2013 Prop Red shows the classic energy and structure of this great, great, Napa vintage, so try to leave some of this in a cool place until 2019 or so to get everything it has to offer.

"A blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot. This wine was aged in 85% new Taransaud oak for 19 months prior to bottling of 650 cases. The wine is a beauty, with loads of charcoal, scorched earth, blackcurrants and blackberry fruit present, along with underlying smoky notes. It is dense purple, full-bodied, and rich, with moderate tannin. This wine will benefit from another 4-5 years of cellaring and drink well for another 20-25 years."Wine Advocate 96+ points

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Dom Singla Rivesaltes Ambre l'Amedee Vin Doux Naturel 1949 (375ml) Product #32851 (In Stock)
Dom Singla Rivesaltes Ambre l'Amedee Vin Doux Naturel 1949 (375ml) Dom Singla Rivesaltes Ambre l'Amedee Vin Doux Naturel 1949 (375ml)

Probably a blend of Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris, and/or Maccabeu with a smaller amount of Muscat Blanc a Petit Grains or Muscat d'Alexandrie – but no one knows for certain.  The grape were almost certainly ripe and rich in the hot 1949 vintage, one of the best in France in the past 100 years. Grape spirit was added shortly after fermentation began to kill the yeast, retain sugar, and bring the alcohol level up to 15% or so.  The harsh, hot, young wine then went into barrel where it sat without topping up for years and years and years.

The result is a naturally oxidized wine that will continue to thrive in bottle for decades and holds up for weeks after opening.  The bottle I tasted was brilliant, redolent of burnt nut caramel, orange peel, toffee, and crème brûlée aromas and flavors that changed with each swirl and sip.  Tangy and sweet on the impossibly long finish where a note of bitter herb emerges as well.  This reminds me of a 40 year Tawny Port but with richer coffee and caramel notes and zestier acidity.  Brilliant and captivating.

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